Sa’lia Friend works in higher education as an administrator and instructor. Her life’s work has been focused on public service, resolving conflict, improving communications and building bridges across divides. She is a strong believer in the mystical nature of life, the healing power of forgiveness, the life-changing gift of faith, hope and love, and the interconnectedness of all creation.
A proud veteran of the U.S. Army, Sa’lia loves to read, enjoys writing and is an avid watcher of cooking shows, especially The Kitchen, Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay. She also enjoys experimenting in the kitchen sometimes with dreadful results.
Sa’lia spends her time playing with her German Shepherd, dreams of starting a garden, traveling with her husband across the country and around the world, visiting animal sanctuaries, attending food festivals and enjoying the best wine while listening to jazz. She is proud of her kaleidoscope family including all of the family-friends, adopted children and grandchildren.